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, the fiscal cliff, jobs numbers, the state of the economy who better to talk about it than robert reich and current economics professor at the berkeley. let's talk about the numbers. on friday the surprisingly strong jobs numbers, 146,000 new jobs created. the unemployment rate 7.7%. we were expecting impact from superstorm sandy and earlier thanksgiving. what do these numbers say about the economy? >> apparently we are still struggling. they are not hugely wonderful numbers. i don't think that anyone should breathe a sigh of relief but we are undoubtedly moving in the right direction. early thanksgiving may have cancelled out negative effects of sandy. the bureau of statistics said sandy didn't have much of an affect in november. >> think we will see revisions next month. >> every month we are seeing reing visions and so far they have been downward. the revisions for october and september were both downward slightly. so i wouldn't be surprised if we see downward revisions coming up. >> the other big story is the fiscal cliff. can you help us read the tea leaves here? this week we heard
cliff, fiscal cliff," but not "job crisis, job crisis, job crisis"? >> it tells me, quite frankly, that many of these people, who by the way did not have much to say about the deficit when we went to war in iraq and afghanistan and didn't pay for it, i didn't hear from any people in the media complaining about that. what it tells me is that behind the corporate drive for deficit reduction is a significant effort to try to cut social security, medicare, and medicaid and other programs that working families need, not so much because of deficit reduction, because this has been the agenda of republicans and right wingers for a very long time. >> so how do you see this fiscal debate playing out in the next couple of weeks? >> we have, those of us who say that deficit reduction is a serious issue, i believe it is. but believe very strongly that at a time when we have the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on earth, people on top doing phenomenally well, middle class is disappearing. that most americans agree with many of us in the senate, who say, "yes,
out about the fiscal cliff. josh boke declarered cliliffhangnging coulbe causing an nation breakdown. the president's supporters are pointing to o 146,000 new jobs created in november but the president's critics emphasisize the e half-million discouraged american to chchose not to look for work wer the unemployment rate to 7.7%. we've got a round table prered to discussss all this. jo boike barbabara lane, and alanana fein. welcome to our undtable. sh y wrotete a whole article about this whole national members break down. what is your interpretation? >> we shoulde passing this now. the president gets as much leverage as we get closer to the new yearhen tax is actuay go up. john boehner knows this and obama knows this so we will not see the conontotours of a deal yet. but that does not mean that the absence of evidence is the evidence of absence. 9 >> i noticed thahat while being out for r a week with the the flu is that nothing changein t wes i was gone.e. nothing has changed in months. it is aithetical washington does. they don't get a any kind of acaction until the last possible mi
holiday bonus cash. >>> a positive jobs report on friday serves as another reminder that the fiscal cliff may be obscuring the fact that america may be poised for an economic renaissance, jobs are being created, consumer debt is shrinking, goldman-sachs said in spite of -- forget silver linings, housing's been the golden lining around the economic dark cloud. home afforli
. >>> a positive jobs report on friday serves as another reminder that the fiscal cliff may be obscuring the fact that america may be poised for an economic renaissance, jobs are being created, consumer debt is shrinking, goldman-sachs said in spite of -- forget silver linings, housing's been the golden lining around the economic dark cloud. home affordability is as good as it been in generations. that's going to be good for buyers who have been waiting for these prices to bottom out. longer term prospects also give me real hope. we're in the midst of a domestic energy boom that's going to fuel the u.s. for years to come. that all
's fiscal cliff. >> there's a real correlation, people have jobs they spend money, if people are worried about losing their jobs, or don't have a job, they're not going to go out that much, they're going to cook at home or stay home. >> reporter: just a couple miles in the pentagon, many of the people here work directly for the defense department and it's contractors. the defense industry is facing $125 billion of direct -- in addition several key tax ben fis are scheduled to expire at the end of the year that will have a direct impact on the pocket books of many americans. take a couple with one child in new york earning $100,000. their tax rate jumps from 25% to 28%. they could be hit by the alternative minimum tax. the child tax credit drops from $1,000 to $500 and payroll taxes could be $2,000 more next year. for a single 25-year-old in michigan who works full-time earning $30,000 a year going to school part-time, his tax rate would stay the same at 15%. but he would lose the american education tax credit and have to pay more than $600 in payroll taxes. and even though it's weeks bef
. >> this is in the progress report because there is no progress to report. when it coms to the fiscal cliff that is turning our economy and jobs, the white hhuse is wasted another week. gerri: what do you say? we wasted another week. we seem to be getting nowhere, and now folks are saying the president is trying to entice us of the fiscal cliff. >> look, i think they're actually some pty strong incentives for the president to take the country over the fiscal cliff. if you look at what the president's stance to gain if the country goes over the fiscal cliff, therare very clear and identifiable things. on the one hand the president uld identify himself as a tax cutter. he could say -- on january 1st the president in terms of the country and say, now in favor of cutting these taxes that have been raised because we did not solve this before the fiscal cliff. he can turn and say to my want to restore some ofhis funding that my secretary of defense and joint chiefs of staff told me i need to restore and can position himself as sort of the protector of u.s. national security. so there are some clear incentives to
to the fiscal cliff, this threatening of our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk or economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> so here's my sense, congressman mccarthy. why in the minds of republicans aren't they processing it this way? look, president, we'll give you what you want on rates. let them go up. but we have to get something in return. big cuts in the medicare program, and we're willing to make a deal is. that essentially the thinking of speaker boehner at this point? >> the president wants the rates to go up, that doesn't solve the problem and we don't want to be back here in another year or 10 years answering the same question. but right after the election, we sent a plan to the president where we gave revenues but looking for spending cuts. and he took three weeks to come back to us. he has gone on still on the campaign trail, still working through. but you have
to keep that in mind as we head towards the fiscal cliff. only four in 10 americans expect the white house and congress to reach a deal on the cliff before the first of the year, and if this goes south, a 53% of the american people are prepared to blame republicans. the president's job approval rating is well over 50%. congress' approval rating is under 20%. why what a the president back down? >> the president isn't interested in a balanced agreement, not particularly interested in avoiding a fiscal cliff, and clearly not been tested at all in cutting and spending. >> the senate minority leader says that what the president is interested in is getting as much taxpayer money has he can so that he can spend to his heart's content. with his approval ratings going up and congress' numbers at historic lows and the unemployment rate dropping, why with the president back down? charles? >> to some extent he is under estimating the damage she will suffer if -- he suffer if we go over the cliff. it will hurt the republicans in congress, which is why democrats will relish going over the cliff. but oba
and the fiscal cliff threat. joining us now to talk more about that cliff is mark zandi, reief economist at moody's analytics. mark, is that threat credible? i guess we saw hiring last month, the stock market is hanging in there. what's the feeling on the part i thorporate america? bu well, you know, i think businesses feel like we're going deget a deal. they expect the president and house speaker boehner to come together and get this done. if they didn't, they'd be laying off workers, and as we can see by the data they are not doing nhat. eut they are cautious, and appropriately so. washington can botch this so gtey aren't very aggressive with their hiring. ehey pulled back on their pnvestment on their advertising. wey also realize tax rates are going up next year, so what they're doing is announcing special dividends and pulling dividends forward into this year because they realize that tax rates on dividends next year will be higher. so they're trying to give their shareholders a break. >> dubois: so that's what tsinesses are doing. what are you seeing on ma n street? >> well, you know, howls
cliff talks and a still the panel.ic recovery. we got the new jobs numbers friday. let's put them on the screen. unemployment dropped from 7.9 to 7.7%. the economy created 146,000 new jobs. kim, yes, continuing recovery but not a roaring recovery. does that help one side more than the other? >> they'll both have talking points. the president will say we're recovering, making progress like i said and therefore the economy is okay to have these tax hikes levied. republicans will say it's too weak for us to play a guinea pig with the economy. i think what is relevant about the job numbers is they're not strung. politics aside, presidents when they have a second term we know their lasting legacy is their stewardship of the economy. it's astonishing this president thinks given how weak the economy is that you can go out just impose new taxes, whatever that may come. if he's wrong and it has an effect, it's going to be hard to dig out of that. >> juan, 23 days and counting until we go over the cliff. do you see, and you heard senators corker and schumer, any sign that we're getting clos
. that probably won't happen until the spring or summer next year. the fiscal cliff, dealing with that, it's only the beginning. >> if you're sitting at home, whether you're in the middle class, upper class or searching for a job and slipping into lower class, why should you care about this and what can you do to affect change if washington so there's let political theater and more action? >> that's a major concern for members of congress. we're talking about the debt and deficit but the focus turned away from jobs. that's why i think the deal that is struck may not be if -- the cuts may not be effective immediately. maybe takes rates take a year to kick in because the economy is fragile. people who are out of a job don't want the economy to tank further. they want a job in 2013. congress has to be very careful to get a deal that actually doesn't put us back into recession. as you know, there's not a lot of confidence in congress so there's fear congress will mess it up. >> that's been the situation for a long time. people want to unfasten their seat belts on this. we'll keep a close eye on it. w
a link between the fiscal cliff talks and a still slow economic recovery, and we're back now with the panel. well, we got the new jobs numbers friday. let's put them on the screen. unemployment dropped from 7.9 to 7.7%, the economy created 146,000 new jobs. kim, yes, continuing a recovery but not a roaring recovery. does it help one side more than the other in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. >> they will both have talking points. the president will come out and say, look we're recovering and making our progress and therefore the economy is okay to have these tax hikes levied on it and republicans will say it is too weak to play guinea pig with the economy and you shouldn't be making this experimentation, the job numbers are not strong and politics aside, presidents with a second term their most lasting legacy is their stewardship of the economy and it is astonishing, given how weak the economy is, you can got out and impose new taxes, whatever will come, in he's wrong and it has an effect it will be hard for us to dig out of that in the end. >> chris: juan, 23 days, a
the fiscal cliff. you have immigration, health care. the economy, jobs, getting in the midst of an issue that is still fairly contentious for a significant number of americans, i think poses some political risk. my guess is where this ends up going is, the administration probably doesn't talk about it and probably doesn't go out of its way to enforce it. and i guess we'll wait and see what we actually do. >> young voters, joe watkins, young voters, no surprise here. according to the new republic, a polling that shows quote an impressive 65 to 70% of voters under the age of 30 supporting marijuana legalization. nationwide, this wasn't a study that was conducted in one state or a particular region. joe, does this issue now present the republican party, with a huge opportunity to gain the support of younger voters? >> i would hope, craig, that we would challenge younger voters to look to their better agnels. obviously the recreational use of marijuana is not the central issue that the republican party or any party would want to use to attract new voters. >> it doesn't have to be the central
to debt a handle on the fiscal cliff, we cannot lose sight of their urgent priority of making sure we have job growth -- job creation, to say the least. many of the components you have outlined -- that both of you have -- it comprised of the broad description of the fiscal cliff whether it is the expiring tax cut provisions, the expiring tax cut extensions, and spending cuts as well. if you consider more, which of those would you consider having the biggest bang for the buck in terms of economic impact of those that we are discussing here today? >> it is a given that we will extend the current tax rates for taxpayers that make less than $250,000 on an annual basis. that is absolutely necessary. when you consider the other things that are happening -- in terms of the bang for the buck, the emergency unemployment insurance program is very effective. it is small in the grand scheme of things. cbo is estimating it would costs per calendar year about $33 million. but the economic opportunity for job growth compared to the unemployment rate would be measurably more than that. we are down to go t
's house, is a reminder of something else, a fiscal cliff deadline that's personal here. >> i can't imagine funding being cut at this point, it will be tragic. >> chloe was in the hospital from two weeks, luke for three. >> contaminated food sickens about 48 million people a year. so the fda foot safety and administration service -- the budget cut translates to a combined $157 million. there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to expecter staffing. >> they're already stretched then when it comes to the inspection activities, they really need increased resources, and not fewers. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> dean clancy is with freedom works, and says there is nothing to fear. >> dangerous public health and safety is an irresponsible scare tactic, especially when you realize these are not real cuts, these are reductions from anticipated increases in spending. >> to cut the budget for the agencies will significantly impact them today and tomorrow. >> you made that one, didn't you? >> tressa bennett and your kids are now healthy and food safety advocat advocates. >> they say
continues to pursue. >> we have a short-run problem, purely a political problem about this fiscal cliff. it has nothing to do with the bondholder and the debt. we should work on that. >>> we got to take a break. lots more roundtable. >>> why did the tea party star quit the senate. what does it mean for the gop? >>> what's next for hillary? twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. that retiring some day is even an option for sean and me. how'd you get comfortable enough to know you could really do it? well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it guarantees us an income for the rest of our lives, whether social security is all there or not. hey, hey!
's house is a reminder of something else around the corner, a fiscal cliff deadline that's personal here. >> i just can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it would be tragic. >> teresa is worried mandatory cuts would mean. >> closely was in the hospital for two weeks, luke, for three. >> she got listeria from food she ate while pregnant. it affected 48 million people a year. the fda and the food safety and inspection service are charged with inspecting the food supply. an 8.2% budget cut combines. there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to inspector staffing. >> both fda and usda are already stretched pretty thin when it comes to the inspection and food safety work they do. they need increased resources and not fewer. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> dean chancy is with free dork works, an agency that promotes smaller government. >> arguing about it is a really irresponsible scare tactic especially when you realize these aren't real cuts. they're anticipated reductions from spending. >> to cut the work it's going to significantly impact them today and tomorrow. >
been through, such as the fiscal cliff, the fact is there is no way out of these issues without compromise. but i do think we will see compromise on something like immigration reform because demographics, the republicans as well as the democrats recognize that there has -- they have to show some support for immigration reform if they are not going to in the case of the republicans. lose the hispanic population permanently to the republican party. so the president has already shown willingness to compromise. and all of the data shows that republicans are the party that has moved further to the right and the democrats have moved to the left, although both parties have moved to the extremes. so i think we are going to see the president, because he won the election, being tougher rhetorically about not compromising, although saying that he is open to compromise in order to see how far the republicans are willing to move. >> we are taking this interview in the middle of the so-called fiscal cut debate. how do you see january 1st -- how would you like to see january 1st, but? >> well,
year than anytime since the recession began. how much is that is due to the looming fiscal cliff. joining me now is congresswoman judy, chair of the congress gregsal asian pacific caucus. it's great to have you here. we have been talking about the larger effects of this and the taxation issue and what will happen to the wealthiest of americans. how will going over the fiscal cliff affect small businesses? i believe that being able to have a fairer tax rate will benefit small businesses because small businesses will be able to make sure that they are paying a fairer tax rate as what happened in the clinton tax years when we had an economic boom. >> congresswoman, we hear all the time certainly from the republicans arguments against president obama's plan is the $250,000 tax hike threshold could hurt small businesses. we hear that from all people who come on to talk about why they are opposed to it from the right wing that small business owners are going to be the ones hurt by this, the job creators. when we talk about them filing taxes as individuals and the real ones out there, w
on the fiscal cliff coming up on the sunday round table in 20 minutes. next is paris from maryland on the independent line. caller: my question is, how money -- i think we need to go back to the basic for all americans to understand how money is made. how is it created. it is a clear understanding, that is the point. what organized people to come together to do something like school, police department, all of these types of things. how is it created? what is day one? as what i am looking at, what is day one? when civilization first expands, how money was created? host: the republican address came from marco rubio who has had a higher profile the last couple of months including his acceptance of the camp award in washington. here is more from the florida senator in the republican response. [video clip] >> americans of struggling to keep middle-class jobs for two reasons. we're not creating enough of these jobs and too many people did not have the skills for the jobs that are being created. a limited government can and help solve these challenges. we must get the national debt under
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